:00, several berkeley hills residents ran out to family their neighbor steve hill lying in the street. >> he was in aggie, -- in agony, screaming in pain. >> reporter: hill called 911 told police he came home after walking his dog and surprised three burglars in his house. when police arrived, hill told them one of the suspects punched him in the face as they ran for their vehicle. >> they hit me when they were backing out and pulled forward they ran over my leg. >> reporter: his neighbor saw a female driver and male passenger took off in a white new model cadillac eldorado leaving the second man behind. >> was yelling wait, wait and he jumped in and they took. >> reporter: somehow hill managed to get a partial plate number. >> last three digits were 988. and the first something like -- >> reporter: hill runs a cycling website and he spends a lot of time working at home, as do several other neighbors here. still, police say burglars managed to break into two homes on the same block in the past two weeks. in all three cases, the back doors were kicked in. >> this is particularly scary to me.